Five years of hacking Opencity has revealed many new lessons around innovation, change management and project management.
Life is a journey where the last five years have been packed with meeting many smart people, learning new things and self-reflection.
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As our reality changed in early spring, Sandwich Sisters pods in Toronto came together to deliver sandwiches to the homeless communities. You can help them reach 100,000 sandwiches by December as the food shortage becomes more apparent.
Here we explore the motivation of ladies in Toronto who starting making sandwiches for those in need as the pandemic took hold.
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One thousand children under 14 each year in Canada are newly diagnosed with cancer. There to support those kids, their families, and advance the research is the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.
We have made such strides in lowering infant mortality and prolonged life expectancy that we could be forgiven for overlooking the fact that there are 10,000 kids in Canada with cancer. As we age, the likelihood is that we will know someone else impacted by cancer. Children diagnosed with cancer can feel socially isolated as none of their friends are experiencing the same emotional situation. Here we explore the inspiring work of Childhood Cancer Canada and learn more about the Breakaway Kids Cancer Cycling Adventure.
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People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO) has pivoted to respond to the needs of the spinal cord injury community through this pandemic.
The risks associated with COVID-19 are high for everyone. And even higher for people with spinal cord injury. Here we explore the SCIO Safe@Home campaign. SCIO will double the impact of your donation to keep people connected to essential lived experience knowledge and support.
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Reception House has helped thousands of refugees settle in Waterloo Region over thirty years.
Here we explore the work of Reception House. They were featured as the charitable partner at the True North 2019 conference. We were pleased to share more about their amazing work.
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One in twenty households needs food assistance, which is why The Food Bank of Waterloo Region is there to help. The scale of the operation is impressive and speaks to the need in our communities.
Here we explore the work of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region with practical suggestions on how you too can contribute.
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Buy a button & pay it forward to someone to use, reads the jar on the counter at 541 Eatery & Exchange on Barton in Hamilton. We made a special visit.
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Homeward Bound is a specialist program of The Employment + Education Centre in Brockville for single mothers. The women have a significant increase in self-esteem at the end of the program.
Here we explore the work of this Employment + Education Centre program that is seeing tangible results empowering these mother-led families.
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Days for Girls celebrates its 10th birthday on November 1. All over the world, women and girls lose days of school, work, and family life because they don’t have what they need during that time of the month.
Here we explore the work of Days for Girls whose movement has reached more than one million girls and women in 124 countries.
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The Residential Schools system is a blight on Canada’s human rights record. The Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recognises the damage inflicted on generations of First Nations people.
Here we explore the work of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society that stands with First Nations children, youth, and families for equal opportunities to succeed. Spirit Bear has become central to their work and embodies the reconciliation movement that represents the 165,000 children impacted.
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